Bev to jazz up new town
BEV Marston walked out of the Warwick Town Hall at 1pm Saturday ready for the next phase of her career in tourism and event management.
After three and a half years as CEO of Warwick Tourism and Events, her last role was to give the results of the street parade to the Daily News.
She is trading in the cars, horses and jazz of Warwick for the whales, fish and hot weather of Exmouth in Western Australia, a community in the north-west between Geraldton and Broome.
“I am ready to get on the bus,” she said.
Mrs Marston and husband Steve left on Saturday on the long drive to Exmouth and will be promoting Warwick along the way.
“Steve started Warwick Country Tours in December and the logo is prominent so we will be promoting the town as we drive west,” she said.
“We will get over to Exmouth and then he will think about coming up with a new name for the tours.”
She said they had made many great friends in Warwick and would return for holidays – maybe the next Warwick Rodeo.
“When I return someone else can entertain me,” Mrs Marston said.
“We still have a house in Warwick.”
The reality is the Marstons don’t plan to return in the middle of winter and are not fazed by moving to an area which is hot all year round.
She really enjoyed her time in Warwick and listed the Jumpers and Jazz Festival as the most exciting aspect of her role while in the Rose City.
“I think we established the festival from a jazz perspective,” Mrs Marston said.
“We brought quality jazz musicians. I have spoken to some about my move but all are still keen to come next year.
“I hope the Southern Downs Regional Council and local businesses can continue the work.
“There is an opportunity for businesses to get more involved with the festival.”